A picture is worth a thousand words :

instagram

And just last week Facebook bought Instagram for $1billion dollars!  Instagram is a photo sharing application available on the iphones and just last week became available on the android market.  You simply take a photo and apply a filter and then share on your social media platforms.  25 million users since October 2010 and since they released for the android market last week – 1 million new users in less than 24 hours.  And yes, I was one of them!

Instagram is only available oif you have a smart phone, so here is another free alternative to have fun with your photos :

Google+ Creative Kit – all you need is a google+ profile – it is free with nothing to install or download.

  • upload photos
  • edit them (crop, resize, change exposure)
  • add effects
  • add text
  • share your albums or keep them private

Using Instagram on my Samsung Galaxy SII phone :

Using Google+ Creative Kit :

So make sure to tune in every Saturday morning to WVEC Channel 13 at 745 am for more social media tips!  And check out Weekends with Joe and Julie on Facebook to follow the conversation.

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